Maruti Suzuki will be closing 2018 with the launch of the second generation Ertiga in India. The new Maruti Ertiga has been spotted doing test rounds on multiple occasions in India. The vehicle is already on sale in the Indonesian market and Maruti Suzuki will launch the MPV here on November 21, 2018. Production of the car has already started at the Manesar plant. The new Maruti Ertiga will compete with the Mahindra Marazzo as well as the Tata Sumo.
What’s the deal with the new Maruti Ertiga?
Pretty much everything. The new Maruti Ertiga is based on a different Heartect platform than the current vehicle sold here. It has grown in length by 100mm while the width as well as height too have gone up by 40mm and 5mm respectively. The grille looks much more matured now and the headlights too have a different design. Maruti has used projectors for the headlamps as well. In a way, the new Maruti Ertiga reminds one of the old Toyota Innova. The side profile more or less remains the same while the 15-inch alloys have a new Spyder look to them. At the back, the lights seem to have been inspired from those on Volvo cars.
While the dimensions have increased, the wheelbase stays put at 2,740mm. The boot space has shrunk in size and can hold 30 litres less now. The dashboard will have faux wood inserts while the upholstery as well as the layout will be new too. An infotainment system complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too will be on offer. Automatic climate control with rear AC vents too will be part of the equipment list. Other than this, a speed alert warning, dual airbags with ABS and EBD will be standard. A reverse camera will be offered on top-spec trims while rear parking sensors will be standard.
Engines of the new Maruti Ertiga
The new Maruti Ertiga will borrow the 1.5-litre petrol engine from the Ciaz. This engine is good for 105PS of power and will be equipped with the smart hybrid technology. This should not only translate to better performance at lower revs but also an increase in fuel efficiency. The 90PS diesel engine will continue and will also get SHVS. While both the engines will have a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, the petrol will get a 4-speed auto option too. Maruti will also offer factory fitted CNG kits with the petrol version.